Increasing your Home Loan
Have a home loan, and need some additional funds?
With a Suncorp Bank 'Add' or 'Equity' Loan, you can utilise your existing Suncorp Bank home loan to achieve just that. Whether you're:
- Planning renovations
- Consolidating your debt
- Ready to buy your dream car
What are the 'Add' and 'Equity' Loans?
The 'Add' and 'Equity' loans are both ways to 'top up' or to 'borrow more' using your existing home loan.
- An Add Loan increases your existing loan sum.
- An Equity Loan allows you to use the equity in the value of your home to obtain a new loan.
An Add Loan increases your existing loan account and can only be completed on a variable home loan. If you have a Fixed Rate loan, you would need to break-off the Fixed Rate which could incur Early Payment Interest Adjustment1.
An add loan will increase your current repayment amount, but your remaining loan term, and loan type remains the same.
Example: A customer has a $300,000 home loan, with 20 years remaining. They apply for an Add Loan of $10,000 for a new car. If they are successful, their home loan would increase to $310,000, still with 20 years remaining.
An Equity Loan allows you to use the equity in the value of your home to obtain a new separate home loan. This is often done instead of an Add loan, if the loan is currently in a Fixed Rate term and it is not beneficial to break the Fixed Rate early. You may also consider an equity loan, if the purpose of the funds has a shorter life cycle than a property (car) so you can match the term of the loan. This allows you to monitor exactly what you've paid and left owing on your additional borrowings.
An equity loan will also allow you to choose a different loan product to your current home loan.
A lending specialist can help you with the decision between these options
Fees and Terms
If you’d like to speak to someone straightaway, please call 13 11 55 Mon-Fri 8am-7pm and Sat-Sun 9am-2pm (AEST)
What can I expect?
Whether you want to get pre-approval, a new loan or refinance your existing loan with Suncorp, you can apply quickly online. We’ll reply within two hours or by the next business day.
1For Fixed Rate Home Loans, an Early Payment Interest Adjustment (EPIA) applies if more than the prepayment allowance (currently $500.00 per month) is paid in excess of the agreed monthly repayment. The EPIA also applies if the loan is repaid in full or the agreed fixed rate period is broken for any reason. EPIA applies to the whole amount prepaid. Find out more information on EPIA or ask in branch for our EPIA brochure.
Banking products are issued by Suncorp-Metway Ltd ABN 66 010 831 722 AFSL No 229882 Australian Credit Licence 229882 (“Suncorp Bank”) to approved applicants only. Please read the relevant Product Information Document, Lending Fees and Charges and the Home Package Plus Terms and Conditions before making a decision regarding any Suncorp Bank products. Fees, charges, term and conditions apply and are available on request.
Comparison Rate Warning specific to this offer:
##The comparison rate is based on $150,000 and over 25 years. WARNING: This comparison rate applies only to the example given. Different amounts and terms will result in different comparison rates. Costs such as redraw fees or early repayment fees, and cost savings such as fee waivers, are not included in the comparison rate but may influence the cost of the loan.
^^Discounted rate is only available for new Personal/Owner Occupied or Investment loans taken out as part of the Suncorp Bank Green Upgrades Equity Home Loan Offer. Existing lending ≥$150,000 and new equity lending between $10,000-$25,000 and borrowings ≤80% of the security property value (LVR) inclusive of lenders mortgage insurance (if applicable), with Principal and Interest repayments. The discounted rate (currently 5.82% p.a) is calculated by subtracting a discount of 2.83% from the Standard Back to Basics Variable Rate (currently 8.65% p.a.) for Owner Occupied Loans, or by subtracting a discount of 3.25% from the Standard Back to Basics Variable Rate (currently 9.07% p.a.) for Investment Loans. Rates and discounts are subject to change and may be varied if the loan purpose or repayment type is changed. Pre-approvals excluded. The discounted rate is available on eligible loans applied for from 17 November 2023 until 29 February 2024 unless withdrawn earlier.
A rate that is variable and is subject to change over the loan term.
A comparison rate is a rate that indicates the true cost of a loan. This rate incorporates certain fees and charges that are applicable for the chosen product.